Gold Coast

Edition of 50 pieces -
SKU
B05 GOLD COAST
The Monarch 'Gold Coast' features a mesmerizing frame in 24K gold Koftgari (the ancient Indian technique of inlaying gold in tool-steel), inlaid with a scale in...
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$1,750.00
The Monarch 'Gold Coast' features a mesmerizing frame in 24K gold Koftgari (the ancient Indian technique of inlaying gold in tool-steel), inlaid with a scale in 100,000 year-old Fossil Coral. The blade our extra sharp 'Wave' damascus with ZDP-189 core. The one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with kashmir blue topaz gemstones. The Monarch is a simple design that is easy on the eye and effortless in the hand; the elegant shape of the handle is also an ideal canvas to showcase several of William Henry's most admired exotic materials. The Monarch 'Gold Coast' is a rare and captivating personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime before being handed down to another generation.

Features & Specs

One-hand button lock system
Leather carrying case
Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box

Dimensions: 

  • Blade 2.63" (66.8mm)
  • Handle 3.58" (90.9mm)
  • Overall open 6.00" (152.4mm)
Materials & Artistry
Wave Damascus

Wave Damascus

William Henry's patent-pending Wave Damascus features a core in ZDP-189 (HRC 67) or VG-10 (cryo-tempered to a hardness of HRC 61) for superior sharpness and edge retention over time. The core of the blade is clad with alternating layers of stainless steel and nickel silver. The billet, 45 layers in all, is patterned with a custom die to create the undulating waves that emerge across the bevels of the blade. This material can be dark-etched for contrast, or etched and re-polished for a more subtle pattern.

Fossil Coral

Fossil Coral

According to geologists, this fossil coral is approximately 110,000 years old.  Found in abundance in Florida quarry mines, these exquisite scales are hand-picked findings which would otherwise be crushed and used in cement.   Fossil coral is not living coral, therefore has no odors.

Koftgari

Koftgari

Koftgari is the name for fine gold (and/or silver) patterns inlayed into parkerized steel. This ancient Indian technique, done entirely by hand, involves creating a very fine cross-hatch grid in the steel and then burnishing 24K gold (and/or silver) into a pattern that is bound by the cross-hatch. Parkerizing involves soaking the steel in a boiling solution of salts to oxidize the steel a deep brown/blue. Beautiful and timeless, koftgari is nearly a lost art.

William Henry's koftgari comes from 2 small villages in India, home of the very few Indian artisans that still master this technique.

Kashmir Blue Topaz

Kashmir Blue Topaz

Topaz is a rare, extremely hard gemstone with an exceptionally wide color range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple.
The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. In Europe during the Renaissance (the period from the 1300s to the 1600s) people thought that topaz could break magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty, and intelligence.

Today, topaz is one of the US birthstones for November, while blue topaz is a birthstone for December